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Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a)

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Wai'anae Boat Harbor, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
+1 808-983-7827
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US$ 66.00*
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Oahu Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Optional Lunch
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Meet wild dolphins on a Hawaiian eco-tour for all ages aboard the Dolphin Star's Wild Dolphin Watch! A world away from Waikiki, West O’ahu provides the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing playful dolphins and other marine life with the stunning backdrop of the Wai’anae mountain range. Panoramic decks and best dolphin activities, with crew of Certified Naturalists, narration, video presentation, keiki program and Dolphin Guarantee year-round! Plus, bonus opportunity to see whales in season (December – April). All aboard the Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), an eco-friendly catamaran custom built for wild dolphin watching and snorkeling in paradise.
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Wai'anae Boat Harbor, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
+1 808-983-7827

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took this Dolphin Excursion on 10/12/17 to celebrate my Mothers 70th Birthday. Such a great time seeing the Dolphins and Sea Turtles in their natural habitat (even saw a whale far off in the distance). The Ocean water and mountain back drops were breathtaking! The...More

Thank jenniferwilson01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience with the crew of the Dolphin Star. They went above and beyond what we expected for the duration of the event. One particular crew member, Ian, took the time to teach us a few Hawaiian words and spend time answering...More

Thank Jacob G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had an incredible time aboard the Dolphin Star. We are a family of 6 plus grandma and grandpa. Having a clean boat with lots of shaded seating and bathrooms was a luxury compared to the other options we considered. The staff was incredible...More

1  Thank hapybfam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and big boat. Nice crews, especially Alex who took well care of my son. Keep looking out while you are going to the dolphin watching point. We saw flying fish and a big green turtle.More

Thank Jungwu J
Stars_of_Paradise, Captain at Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Jungwu J, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about our nice and caring crew. Alex is really fun and enjoys spending time with our guests. The Dolphin Star is the largest in the dolphin fleet and is custom built for marine...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our cruise. Alex was full of energy and information. Since she was from Oregon she was able to fill us in on the different wildlife found in Hawaii as well as some of the island culture. Kenny grilled the...More

Thank April P
Stars_of_Paradise, Captain at Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha April! Big Mahalo for sharing your comments and pictures. Each of our crew genuinely care about our guests experience and show lots of excitement while sharing our coastal adventures with others. We are proud of our crew that you mentioned by name. We too...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from Hawaii where we did the Dolphin Star tour. I'm of mixed opinions to be honest. Whilst it was fabulous seeing two pods of dolphins in their natural environment, I can't help thinking it wasn't value for money. We paid $86 dollars...More

Thank SamVicC
Stars_of_Paradise, Captain at Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us during your trip to Hawaii. Im happy to hear that you saw dolphin on your cruise. The Dolphin Star is the largest and one of the fastest dolphin watching boats with a multiyear, 98% dolphin sighting success rate. In addition...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I really enjoy snorkelling, and I am always on the lookout for more eco-friendly experiences. Touring with Dolphin Star was great. Even before we began, the bus ride to the marina was really beautiful and informative (our guide told us plenty about...More

Thank Z2684BTsamanthab
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I love the Dolphin Star folk out of the Wai'anae small boat harbor for their great hospitality and professionalism. I always recommend to my guests to take a tour with them when coming to Oahu! They know the right times and the right locations and...More

Thank Gina M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

From the first step aboard you are welcomed to a fantastic experience. A crew member takes your picture to show you later, printed and presented for purchase. The burgers were amazing...Amazing! From the Taro buns to the avacado and grilled pineapple you can't find a...More

1  Thank Carol L
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our honeymoon!! The crew was friendly the lunch was great and plentiful. I saw a review about veggie burgers but there are so many toppings you don't even need one! The dolphins were very close and easy to...More

1  Thank EvanZoey
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Kelli E | Reviewed this property |
We had to climb stairs. However,, I wasn't looking for handicap accessible spots and the tour was not full. I'd call and check.
11 March 2017|
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Response from Kelli E | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel can call the company. They picked us up at Alanai.